by Kate Karstens
Falls Church resident Ann Marie Hicks will be the keynote speaker at Misericordia University’s annual convocation ceremony, her alma mater, on Thursday, August 27, at 2 p.m.
Hicks graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Misericordia, located in Northeast Pennsylvania, in 1965. She then got her master’s degree in education from George Mason University and taught for three years as the biology teacher at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, before serving as the chair of the science department and teacher at Bishop O’Connell High School until her retirement in 2003.
Hicks is an established member of the Christian community of Northern Virginia, working with the Annandale Christian Community for Action as the president, vice-president, Ruffing Scholarship chair and family emergency chair.